piero

DPA SLIM for ZAXCOM

11 posts in this topic

I'd like to add some DPA SLIM at my zaxcom LA2.6's.I'm very happy with my 4063, but there isn't a low voltage SLIM version.Which version of DPA SLIM is reccomended for Zaxcom TRXLA : 4060 (Hi sens.) or 4061 (Low sens.)?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't recall seeing a recommendation. Rado would know. But I've been using Hi sens. with my TRXLA2's and 3's and liked the results.

The tiny snorkel arrangement has been exceptionally useful on some interior scenes where contributors are wearing tight fitting heavy rustly clothing, to quickly get something that sounds clean. Poked out through a buttonhole nobody notices it's there and it sounds great .....:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I second the high sensitivity version, I'm using them with the TRX900LANC's and have been really happy with the results. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Using TRX2.5 with 4060 SLIM (Hi sens.) also.  Per se no issues, maybe losing some freq.'s due to it not being low DC but with the work I do, no one will notice.

Apologies if this is hijacking the post but Pindrop, when using the SLIM snorkel, do you tape the back-end, almost covering the grill to make it stay in the button hole?  I've tried and always get a nasty rubbing sound.

Gabe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just invested in my first set of Zax wireless and the Slim Hi-Sens are working really well with it. I too would like to know more about how people are securing the snorkel though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Sndspd said:

Using TRX2.5 with 4060 SLIM (Hi sens.) also.  Per se no issues, maybe losing some freq.'s due to it not being low DC but with the work I do, no one will notice.

Apologies if this is hijacking the post but Pindrop, when using the SLIM snorkel, do you tape the back-end, almost covering the grill to make it stay in the button hole?  I've tried and always get a nasty rubbing sound.

Gabe

I'm also interested in this. I've had mixed experiences with the snorkel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The only tape I found to work for the snorkel is bubblebee.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been using Joes Sticky stuff, and then medical type tape... it's not perfect though. The snorkel tends to slip out of the hole


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the bubble bee solution seems perfect and makes sense, thanks Rado! still haven't gotten the slims yet. i gave dpa a call a couple of months back and they said they're working on a slim version for zax but didn't give me a specific timeframe or a release date. i'll give the high sensitivity versions a try though....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Joe's sticky stuff, across the back of the snorkel, or actually a much cheaper version of butyl tape that's just as good, with only one side of the tape exposed, the other with the protective backing still on. Making sure the hole below the grid is correctly aligned with the hole at the front of the snorkel mount. Haven't had a problem with it falling off, or with noise.

 

DPA-slim-a.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, ivanovich said:

the bubble bee solution seems perfect and makes sense, thanks Rado! still haven't gotten the slims yet. i gave dpa a call a couple of months back and they said they're working on a slim version for zax but didn't give me a specific timeframe or a release date. i'll give the high sensitivity versions a try though....

I got a response in october from the dpa product manager that a zax version of the slim was some time off, if they were going to do it at all.  if this position has changed,  that would be good news

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now